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5 romantic (& free!) things to do on the Maltese Islands this Valentine's weekend
Celebrating love need not be a fancy and expensive affair

Melanie Drury

If you were working or didn't get the chance to celebrate the day of lurve yesterday, you've got the whole weekend to do it! And celebrating Valentine’s day doesn’t need to be expensive or involve a lot of fuss. There’s so much you can do to celebrate love with your partner or even single friends.

1. Make a special homemade dinner

Perhaps a classic but there’s a good reason why it is so. A lot of love can go into preparing a special meal, sharing food on the table and chatting over wine. Create atmosphere with some candles and music you both enjoy that fits the occasion. You have the privacy to share intimacy. Need we say more?

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2. Expand the dinner circle

Who said your beloved must be romantic love? Especially great for singles, have a potluck dinner at someone’s house and dress up posh for the occasion. Get creative with the food you bring and don’t forget the chocolate dipped strawberries. Couples may also choose to share the celebration of love with other couples or single friends. Or family, for that matter. Valentine’s is about sharing love and appreciation, no matter who that may be.

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3. Picnic on the beach

Yep, we said beach. Can you imagine the beauty of having a whole beach to yourself in winter as you picnic with your beloved? Or take it to another level with a portable BBQ (no fires on the sand, please!). Dress warm and you’ll have a wonderful time. Try the more secluded beaches in case others have the same idea, now that we mention it.

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4. Go stargazing with a bottle of wine

Having a romantic time together certainly doesn’t need to involve lots of preparation. Dress up well and dream away as you snuggle beneath a blanket and open sky, wine at hand while looking at the stars. It will be just about you and your partner, and the energy you create together in this pristine setting. And why not build a fire for extra warmth, and enjoy long chats over more of that nectar of the gods in cozy embrace in the presence of a mesmerising flame?

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5. Simply walk with your beloved

Okay okay, why all this focus on food and drink, we hear you say. While it is said that the way to the heart is through the stomach, a wonderful walk arm-in-arm in the countryside might be all you need. After all, it’s more about the quality time you share than what you do, right? Try some of these off-the-beaten track walks and lose yourself in nature and each other.

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15th February 2020


Melanie Drury
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Melanie Drury
Melanie was born and raised in Malta and has spent a large chunk of her life travelling solo around the world. Back on the island with a new outlook, she realised just how much wealth her little island home possesses.

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